Population

Tables

  • Table 1   Population
  • Table 2   Components of population growth
  • Table 3   Population projection, by visible minority group
  • Table 4   Population of census metropolitan areas

Charts

  • Chart 1   Population growth
  • Chart 2   Immigrants who landed from 2001 to 2006, by region of origin
  • Chart 3   Visible minority population
  • Chart 4   Population growth by Aboriginal identity, 1996 to 2006

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Table 1  Population
  1996 2006 2011p
number
Canada 29,610,218 32,576,074 34,482,779
Newfoundland and Labrador 559,698 510,313 510,578
Prince Edward Island 135,737 137,920 145,855
Nova Scotia 931,327 938,010 945,437
New Brunswick 752,268 745,674 755,455
Quebec 7,246,897 7,631,552 7,979,663
Ontario 11,082,903 12,665,346 13,372,996
Manitoba 1,134,196 1,184,031 1,250,574
Saskatchewan 1,018,945 992,122 1,057,884
Alberta 2,775,133 3,421,253 3,779,353
British Columbia 3,874,317 4,243,580 4,573,321
Yukon 31,387 32,276 34,666
Northwest Territories 41,741 43,198 43,675
Nunavut 25,669 30,799 33,322
Source: Statistics Canada, CANSIM table 051-0005.

 

Table 2  Components of population growth
  1990/1991 2000/2001 2010/2011p
number
Births 402,929 327,107 386,013
Deaths 192,439 219,114 252,561
Immigrants 221,382 252,527 258,906
Emigrants 43,692 47,766 52,456
Returning emigrants 15,208 17,910 25,364
Net temporary emigrants .. 25,563 20,163
Net non-permanent residents -52,853 39,592 11,495
Source: Statistics Canada, CANSIM table 051-0004.

 

Table  3
Population projection, by visible minority
Table summary
This table displays the results of population projection, by visible minority. This information is grouped by 2006, and 2031 (appearing as column headers), calculated using thousands, and percentage as units of measure.
  2006 20311
thousands % thousands %
Total population 32,522 100.0 42,078 100.0
All visible minorities 5,285 16.3 12,855 30.6
  Chinese 1,269 3.9 2,714 6.4
  South Asian 1,320 4.1 3,640 8.7
  Black 815 2.5 1,809 4.3
  Filipino 427 1.3 1,020 2.4
  Latin American 317 1.0 733 1.7
  Southeast Asian 250 0.8 449 1.1
  Arab 276 0.8 930 2.2
  West Asian 164 0.5 523 1.2
  Korean 148 0.5 407 1.0
  Japanese 85 0.3 142 0.3
  Other visible minorities 213 0.7 489 1.2
Rest of the population 27,237 83.7 29,222 69.4
Source: Statistics Canada, Catalogue no. 91-551-X.

 

Table 4  Population of census metropolitan areas
  2000 2005 2010p
number
St. John's 181,006 183,263 192,326
Halifax 365,947 381,853 403,188
Moncton 121,662 128,324 137,346
Saint John 126,662 125,489 127,973
Saguenay 158,641 152,991 152,150
Québec 697,027 718,419 754,358
Sherbrooke 177,830 187,205 197,299
Trois-Rivières 141,481 141,765 146,516
Montréal 3,500,249 3,655,782 3,859,318
Ottawa–Gatineau 1,083,241 1,157,925 1,239,140
Kingston 151,303 157,913 162,543
Peterborough 113,813 119,918 121,054
Oshawa 304,414 337,747 364,193
Toronto 4,764,739 5,250,038 5,741,419
Hamilton 667,050 713,527 740,238
St. Catharines–Niagara 388,097 402,533 404,357
Kitchener–Cambridge–Waterloo 423,272 463,494 492,390
Brantford 127,037 134,370 139,124
Guelph 121,337 130,962 138,158
London 450,871 472,471 492,249
Windsor 312,410 335,395 330,856
Barrie 160,497 181,223 190,872
Greater Sudbury 162,091 162,997 164,680
Thunder Bay 130,115 128,283 126,683
Winnipeg 692,480 713,101 753,555
Regina 199,069 199,593 215,138
Saskatoon 232,597 238,640 265,259
Calgary 950,128 1,087,742 1,242,624
Edmonton 949,819 1,042,464 1,176,307
Kelowna 152,125 163,612 178,854
Abbotsford–Mission 151,662 161,824 174,300
Vancouver 2,040,832 2,160,228 2,391,252
Victoria 321,277 336,816 358,054
Source: Statistics Canada, CANSIM table 051-0046.

 


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Chart 1    Population growth

 

Chart 1 Population growth

Source: Statistics Canada, CANSIM table 051-0004.

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Chart 2    Immigrants who landed from 2001 to 2006, by region of origin

Chart 2 Immigrants who landed from 2001 to 2006, by region of origin

Notes: Includes immigrants who landed in Canada prior to Census Day, May 16, 2006.
'Other' includes Greenland, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, the category 'other country,' as well as
a small number of immigrants born in Canada.
Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census of Population.

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Chart 3    Visible minority population

Chart 3 Visible minority population

1. Reference scenario, based on current demographic trends.
Source: Statistics Canada, Catalogue no. 91-551-X.

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Chart 4    Population growth by Aboriginal identity, 1996 to 2006

Chart 4 Population growth by Aboriginal identity, 1996 and 2006

Source: Statistics Canada, Catalogue no. 89-645-X.

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